The Canadian Press

2015-05-12 | SPORTS HKN CFL Montador Brain

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An analysis of Steve Montador's brain shows the late NHL player had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The former defenceman had sustained multiple concussions during his career. He died in February at age 35 and his brain was donated to the Canadian Sports Concussion Project in Toronto for analysis. Project head Dr. Charles Tator (TATT'-or) says the autopsy showed the widespread presence of CTE throughout Montador's brain. But the neurosurgeon says not everyone who suffers multiple concussions ends up with CTE. (The brain of former Calgary Stampeder John Forzani also was analyzed following his death last October at age 67, but no signs of CTE were found despite a history of multiple concussions.)

Date: 2015-05-12
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we don't know if it's related to the actual number of concussions or the severity of concussions are some abnormal Gene that has been identified we really don't know for sure >>